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01/05/2011 - 5:50pm
Pedroia on Big Show: Beltre a 'first-class guy'
By: DJ Bean

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia joined The Big Show for his "Laser Show" segment Wednesday, discussing a number of topics ranging from the Baseball Hall of Fame, to Barry Bonds, to the coming season. On the subject of third baseman Adrian Beltre, who signed a six-year, $96 million deal with the Rangers, Pedroia said Texas is getting a quality player and teammate.

 

"I'll tell you what. He showed up to play every single day. This guy plays hard. Texas got a great player," Pedroia said of Beltre. "His mindset is winning. He wants to win. He plays great defense -- he gets to a ton of balls at third base -- and he's that threat in the lineup where, if you mistake, the ball's going to end up in the upper deck. We've all seen it, [whether] on one leg, it doesn't matter. 

 

"He's a first class guy, a great teammate," Pedroia added. "He's a winning player. The Rangers got a first-...

01/05/2011 - 5:35pm
Red Sox claim catcher Max Ramirez, DFA Fox
By: DJ Bean

The Red Sox announced Wednesday that they have claimed catcher Max Ramirez from the Rangers and designated pitcher Matt Fox for assignment. Ramirez, 26, had nearly been acquired by the Red Sox last offseason in exchange for Mike Lowell, but concerns over Lowell's hip led to deal's collapse. MLB.com's TR Sullivan was the first to report the Sox' acquisition of Ramirez. 

 

The Rangers had designated Ramirez for assignment after signing free agent pitchers Brandon Webb and Arthur Rhodes. In adding Ramirez, the Sox now have five catchers on their 40-man roster: Jason Varitek, Luis Exposito, Ramirez, and former Ranger Jarrod Saltalamacchia.  

 

Ramirez spent the majority of the 2010 season at Triple-A Oklahoma City, hitting .286/.373/.381 in 56 games. He hit .217/.341/.348 in 28 games for Texas. Ramirez has hit .298/.396/.476 in the minors over his seven-year career between Braves, Indians, and Rangers affiliates....

01/05/2011 - 5:21pm
Welker and Light added to Pro Bowl roster

FOXBORO — The Patriots announced Wednesday afternoon that left tackle Matt Light and wide receiver Wes Welker were named to the AFC Pro Bowl roster. It is the third Pro Bowl selection for Light (2006, 2007) and the third consecutive Pro Bowl selection for Welker (2008, 2009), and leaves the AFC roster with eight Patriots — Light and Welker join Tom Brady, Logan Mankins, Jerod Mayo, Devin McCourty, Brandon Meriweather and Vince Wilfork. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


01/05/2011 - 5:14pm
Patriots sign LB Marques Murrell

FOXBORO — The Patriots announced Wednesday that they have signed linebacker Marques Murrell. Murrell originally signed with the Patriots on March 10, and played in the season-opener vs. Cincinnati before being released on Sept. 13. He had one special teams tackle against the Bengals. Murrell, 6-foot-2, 250 pounds, spent three NFL seasons (2007-09) with the New York Jets. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


01/05/2011 - 3:32pm
Alomar, Blyleven elected to Hall of Fame
By: DJ Bean

Second baseman Roberto Alomar and pitcher Bert Blyleven were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association on Wednesday. 

 

Alomar, a 12-time All-Star and 10-time Gold Glove winner, hit .300/.371/.443 over 17 major league seasons. Blyleven, meanwhile, picked up 287 wins and tossed 242 complete games over his 22-year career. His 3,701 strikeouts are the fifth-most of all time. 

 

The 523 votes (a 90-percent plurality) that Alomar received were the third-most ever, while Blyleven received 463 votes (79.7 percent). 

 

Alomar and Blyleven will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on July 24 at the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown, N.Y. Executive Pat Gillick, writer Bill Conlin, and announcer Dave Van Horne will also be honored. 


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